Tag Archives: Nature



It’s winter, and then it isn’t- because the robins are back, because in the morning the liquid call of a red-winged blackbird wakes you, as he perches where a bluebird sat only the day before. 

Last Best Streams: 2.0


I had a perfectly good plan last year: winnow down all the streams in the US to the last best ones, the ones science say are least disturbed, their annual pattern of flow today most similar to the historic record.  Add in the nation’s system of Wild and Scenic Rivers, and spend the rest of my life focusing on those…

But there’s better data out there, more exhaustive- not just the great streams, the nice streams, the ones which are protected.  There’s data on the streams that should be protected, if only we had the will- political, social, or otherwise- to do so.  I’m anal about these sorts of things, so I dumped them into the existing list: something like 2,110 streams across the nation, notable for their ecological, fisheries, or cultural significance.  It’s a couple lifetimes worth of work, but I’m happy to try.  You can check out my progress on the Last Best Streams page.

Monday Video: Grayling land.

Grayling Land from LOOP Media – Sweden on Vimeo.




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Monday Video: Like Slovenia.

Like Slovenia from Alfred Hadler on Vimeo.


Warm Up.


Discs of ice sound alive jostling towards New Orleans

Monday Video: Pirarucu.

Pirarucu – Fly fishing the biggest Arapaima Reserve in the planet from Martina Beilinson on Vimeo.